Experience

Experience

2019 – current

Strategic Advisor

2011 -2019

President and CEO

Chicago Foundation for Women

2006-2010

Program Director

Eleanor Foundation

Providing executive transition to nonprofits experiencing change and positioning them for future growth.

Raised more than $35M increasing invested assets by 200%; managed a merger with another public foundation; developed signature initiatives to advance racial and gender equity.

Reviewed and evaluated innovative programs aimed at increasing economic security for families; developed collaborative initiatives; offered training and capacity building to nonprofit organizations.

Leadership

Boards

National 

Local

Advocacy

Direct service

Membership

Professional

Awards

Professional

Expertise

Volunteer

Served in executive leadership positions on several local, national and international nonprofit boards including the Asset Funders Network, Forefront and Women's Funding Network.

Member of The Chicago Network and the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Received numerous awards for her work in advancing gender equity including from Personal PAC, Today's Chicago Woman, Women Employed.

Projects

STRATEGY

Transition

Growth

Succession

RESEARCH

Healthcare

Immigration

Community

TRAINING

Equity

Governance

Development

  • Provided interim leadership to a statewide membership organization.

  • Served as inaugural interim executive director for a national ethnic museum.

  • Offered consultations to leaders of color during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Developed a strategy and action plan for increasing fundraising for a global nonprofit.

  • Developed a community economic development plan for revitalization.

  • Facilitated strategy discussions to build the capacity of women’s health service organizations to provide services to immigrant women. 

  • Provided training and technical assistance to a statewide and citywide homeless continuum of care.

  • Coordinated a training institute to build the capacity for developing affordable supportive housing.

  • Trained coalition of non-profit agencies on long term strategic planning processes.

  • Completed survey analysis to assess the language access in health care for Asian American seniors.

  • Conducted a needs assessment for developing Asian American leadership for civic organizations.

  • Coordinated a project to assess the health disparities of Asian Americans in Illinois.

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